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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffPodcast Wrangler Date: Jun 14, 2013 10:42am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Order of Files in RSS Feed

Thank you so much for the wonderful service Internet Archive provides to the world.

Before I upload our full archive of about 300 files, I'd like to make sure I get the meta data correct so I don't have to do lots of editing on each page.

One issue is the order in which the files are sorted in the RSS feed. I'd like the order to be that in which the files were recorded, not the order in which they happened to be uploaded. I hope there is a metadata field that I can set to do this.

I am using the following search string to generate an RSS feed for our files:
http://archive.org/advancedsearch.php?q=austin+center+for+spiritual+living&;fl%5B%5D=identifier&sort%5B%5D=&sort%5B%5D=&sort%5B%5D=&rows=50&page=1&callback=callback&save=yes&output=rss

QUESTIONS:
1. Is there a better way for me to create the RSS feed from the Internet Archive that will let me control the order in which the files are presented?
2. Is there a way that I can set the pubDate?
3. Is there an API I can use to automate upload my files and set the metadata? If so, please point me to the documentation for it.

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,

Rob:-]
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Robert (Rob) Shaver

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 14, 2013 11:36am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Order of Files in RSS Feed

some things to keep in mind:

• the RSS url is based on a search query or archive.org. so you can use any metadata filed that is in the search engine (and most are) such as date, publicdate, subject, etc. use the advanced search function to hone your query and then select "RSS format:("Fields to return" ignored)" to return a url for your RSS feed URL.

• metadata is at the item page level, not file level, so we typically suggest that you create a new item anytime the content deserves unique metadata such as date.
• We do have an s3 API that you could create a script for if you are handy with that.

hope this helps. for additional information you might want to send questions to info@archive.org.

jeff (internet archive)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffPodcast Wrangler Date: Jun 14, 2013 1:08pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Order of Files in RSS Feed

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the quick reply.

1. That is exactly what I did. What I don't know is A) what metadata fields are available, B) how to set those metadata fields to the values I wish them to be and C) how to control the order in which the items are listed in the resultant RSS.

2. The only information I have about the metadata on an item page is what I can reverse engineer from using the system. It's been a trial-and-error process. I'm sure it would be easier if I could find documentation that spelled out some of these things.

3. Where is the documentation how I can use the s3 API to access the archive. I am, in fact, quite handy with scripts.

Best regards,

Rob:-]

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 14, 2013 1:18pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Order of Files in RSS Feed

i'd suggest sending me an email at info@archive.org. we can take it from there.

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